Make these quick and easy Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats in just 5 minutes of active working time. You can meal prep this make-ahead breakfast recipe for the week and grab a jar on busy weekday mornings for a yummy treat (gluten-free, can be made vegan).
I often use oats for my breakfast recipes, and here are those recipes which even you can try at home – Oats Idli, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats, Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats, Overnight Oats With Coconut Milk, and Beetroot Oats Idli.
About Strawberry Overnight Oats
This Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe is a 5-minute no-cook breakfast or snack recipe that can be made ahead of time.
The ingredients are added to a bowl, mixed, and refrigerated to make this dump-and-go overnight strawberry vanilla oats recipe.
It is an excellent meal-prep recipe too. You can make a big batch for the entire week and transfer it in mason jars. Top with your favorite topping and refrigerate overnight. Now all you have to do is to grab one mason jar, and your fiber, protein-rich healthy breakfast or a quick snack is ready the following day.
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can easily make it vegan too.
Double or triple the recipe as per your requirements.
The best part about this oats recipe is that you do not need any fancy ingredients. It is made using simple ingredients which are mostly available in the pantry.
Oats – Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) are the best to make overnight oatmeal. They soak up the liquid without getting mushy.
You can use instant oats, too but do not soak them for too long; they get mushy.
DO NOT use steel-cut oats in this recipe. They need to be cooked before you eat them.
Yogurt and Milk – Yogurt and milk form a creamy base for these overnight oats. Feel free to use the milk and yogurt of your choice. Whole milk, skim milk, or non-dairy milk like coconut milk, almond milk, etc., all work great.
You can replace regular yogurt with plant-based yogurts like coconut yogurt or cashew yogurt.
You can also try using strawberry yogurt for enhanced strawberry flavor.
Greek yogurt also works well in this recipe.
Chia Seeds – Rich in nutrients, chia seeds add great texture to these overnight oats. These are optional, though.
Strawberry – Choose fresh and juicy red strawberries to make these overnight oats. While selecting, see that the strawberries don’t have any black marks and soft patches.
This recipe uses both chopped and pureed strawberries.
If fresh strawberries are not in season, you can use frozen strawberries too. Thaw them and use them in the recipe.
Honey – Add some sweetness with honey. Use maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan version.
Sugar-free substitutes like monk fruit or stevia can also be used.
Vanilla Extract – Enhance the flavor a little more with vanilla extract.
How To Make Strawberry Overnight Oats
Start by preparing the strawberries. Rinse 8-10 strawberries and chop off their top green leafy part.
Now chop 4-5 strawberries into small pieces and puree the remaining in a blender.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup chopped strawberries
- ¼ cup strawberry puree
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for at least 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft, though.
Add more milk if the oats are thick, and mix well. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.
Top the overnight oats with fresh fruits like ripe bananas, juicy strawberries, kiwis, mangoes, melons, raspberries, blueberries, apples, etc.
You can also top them with almond butter, peanut butter, jam, or compote.
Coconut flakes, grated dark chocolate, chocolate chips, granola, nuts, and seeds like flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc., are other options you can top the oats with.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make a vegan version, use vegan mik and yogurt instead of dairy milk and yogurt. Also, use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten the overnight oats.
Yes, they are very healthy. Overnight are loaded with fibers and protein. They keep you full for a long time aiding in weight loss. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals like copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, etc.
If the oats look thick, add more milk and mix well again. Top them with your choice of toppings.
You can serve these chilled or hot; I love them chilled. To serve them hot, microwave the soaked oats until warm. Top with toppings and serve.
After soaking the oats, you can refrigerate individual portions into mason jars. Just grab a jar, and you can have breakfast on the go.
These creamy overnight strawberry oats will last in the fridge for about 5 days.
Cover the bowl tightly with a lid or transfer the leftover oats to an airtight container so the oats don’t absorb the fridge smell and taste weird.
Use a clean and dry spoon every time you eat from the bowl.
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Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup plain yogurt (full-fat or plant based)
- ¼ cup milk (whole, skim or plant based)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup chopped strawberries (4-5 strawberries)
- ¼ cup pureed strawberries (4-5 strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon honey (maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Stir together oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, strawberries, strawberry puree, honey, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
- Add more milk if the oats are thick and mix well. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.
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